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1Land that is higher than the surrounding area, especially that which stays dry.‘they decided to climb to high ground and serve as lookouts’
- ‘Our home is on pretty high ground compared to the rest of the neighborhood, but with a storm like this, you just never know.’
- ‘About an inch of snow had fallen on high ground during the night.’
- ‘One of the most basic tenets of military strategy is never give up the high ground.’
- ‘The water was rising fast and she didn't know if she would be able to find any high ground before she reached the town.’
- ‘The female selects a nest site and builds the nest on an area of high ground.’
- ‘People living on high ground and in northern areas should brace themselves for cold weather today and tomorrow.’
- ‘He got them on to some high ground and thought he had saved them.’
2the high groundA position of superiority in a debate.‘if he turns it down, he will have lost the moral high ground to the president’
- ‘To me, Fisk seemed determined to ignore those realities in order to keep his precious moral high ground.’
- ‘It is merely one of many examples of why our side holds the ethical high ground in this argument.’
- ‘Each side tries to take the scientific high ground, pointing to the gender split with a cough or a sly look.’
- ‘It's not in the least clear who's going to win, or even who has the upper hand, or who holds the true moral high ground.’
- ‘It's not by chance that Ford, Honda and Volvo own the industry's environmental high ground.’
- ‘This could be one area where the Tories could seize the high ground, and I would welcome the mention of some concrete proposals in this area from the future leader to that effect.’
- ‘They affect to take the moral high ground while dragging the debate down into the sewers.’
- ‘But although they have the moral high ground, that's about all they have.’
- ‘It's a fight we should be more than willing to wage because there is absolutely no doubt who has the moral high ground.’
- ‘Woolcott argues it's too simplistic to take the moral high ground in international politics.’
- ‘On local ABC Radio this morning, Federal Finance Minister, Nick Minchin, was quick to seize the political high ground.’
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